Educational Certification
(Standardized test or a national examination certificate for university entrance)

  • Applying from countries that DO NOT offer a national examination certificate leading to university entrance, OR choosing not to use the one on which your school curriculum is based*:
    Submit examination or test results from one of the following options:
    1. SAT,
    2. ACT Plus Writing, or
    3. General Certificate of Education in Advanced Level (GCE A Level).
    *If your school curriculum is based on the IB Full Diploma, Abitur, French Baccalaureat, or GCE Advanced Level etc., and is accredited by accrediting institutions only for these respective curricula, you have to submit the respective certificate/diploma to ICU. Otherwise, your acceptance may be cancelled.

Find your Educational Certification below:

The following list of the requirements is subject to change without prior notice due to the educational reform of its country/region.

United States of America: SAT or ACT Plus Writing

Applicants educated in an American-based system are to submit a score report of SAT (Evidenced-Based Reading & Writing, Mathematics) or ACT Plus Writing. Follow the instructions below for the test(s) you take:

SAT
  • ICU's institution code number is 0860
  • ICU looks at your highest scores across all SAT test dates that ICU can confirm with your official score report.
ACT Plus Writing
  • ICU's institution code number is 5279
  • Applicants are required to have the testing institution send the score report ("College Report") directly to ICU to reach by the submission deadline. Be sure to arrange it at least one month before the deadline.
  • Upload a PDF version of your test score report onto the Online Application System.
  • Contact the testing institution, not ICU, for any test-related issues, including test score reporting.
  • SAT / ACT scores must be taken not more than five years before the time of application.

ICU no longer requires you to take the SAT Essay option because the College Board, the testing organization, has announced their new policy. Please check the news below:
Changes to the Requirements for SAT(April 14, 2021)

International Baccalaureate: IB Full Diploma

    Applicants who will obtain IB final grades after the application submission deadline:
  • Submit your IB predicted grades.
    - Use the Predicted IB Grades Report Form
    - Admission decisions will be made based on your predicted IB grades and other application documents. However, acceptance may be conditional and in such case, your admission decision will be finalized when ICU confirms your final IB results.
    - Ask your IB coordinator or guidance counselor to have your final IB results sent to ICU electronically.
    Applicants who already have the IB Diploma Final Grades:
  • Submit your IB Diploma Final Grades.
    - Arrange to have your IB final grades sent to ICU electronically through the IB organization or have your school prepare a certified copy of your IB results.

Canada: High School Final Transcript (showing the completion of required curriculum for university entrance)

Applicants educated in a Canadian-based educational system must complete the curriculum and/or examination that is required in order to enter a four-year university in Canada:

British Columbia:Four Grade-12 academic courses* including English Studies 12 (or English 12 or English 12 First Peoples)
*These course cannot include foreign language courses that teach your native language or the language spoken at home.
Ontario:Six Grade-12 4U/4M courses including English 4U
Alberta:Five Grade-12 academic courses numbered 30/31 including English Language Arts 30-1 plus Diploma Exam
Prince Edward Island:Five Grade-12 academic courses (611 or 621), including English 621
Other Provinces:For other provinces, please consult Admissions Center in advance.

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit all documents by the second application submission deadline except the final results. Your admission decision will be made after the receipt of your results.

United Kingdom: GCE Advanced Level and GCSE

The following documents are required:
- A certified copy of GCE A Level (A2) Grades
- A certified copy(ies) of GCSE certificates
If you have AS results, please also submit a certified copy(ies) of GCE AS statement of results or certificate(s).

  • Applicants must have passed at least five subjects, ideally one from each of the subject groups: Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Languages. Of the five passes, two must be at the GCE A Level.
  • Applicants originally from non-English speaking countries are recommended to take English Language in the Language subject group unless they have spent their junior and senior high school years - approximately six years - in a British school system.
  • In order to fulfill the above requirement, foreign language courses cannot include language courses that teach your native language or the language spoken at home.

    Applicants who will obtain GCE A Level final grades after the application submission deadline:
  • Request that your school issue your GCE A Level predicted grades.
  • Admission decisions will be made based on your predicted GCE A Level grades and other application documents. However, acceptance will be conditional, and when ICU confirms your final GCE A Level results, your admission decision will be finalized.
  • Arrange to have your school or the testing institution send your final GCE A Level results to ICU.

France: French Baccalauréat

Submit an official or certified copy of the Baccalauréat examination certificate.

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

Germany: Abitur

Submit an official or certified copy of the Abitur certificate.

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

Australia: Higher School Certificate or equivalent

Submit your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and documents as listed below that qualify you to enter Australian universities.
- Note that the names of each certificate listed below may be different depending on your graduation year.

Australian Capital TerritoryACT Senior Secondary Certificate, Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES), and ATAR
New South WalesHigher School Certificate (HSC), HSC Record of Achievement, Course reports, and ATAR
QueenslandQueensland Certificate of Education (QCE), ATAR, and Senior Statement
Western AustraliaWestern Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), ATAR Course Report, Statement of Student Achievement, and ATAR
South AustraliaSouth Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), Record of Achievement, and Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES) including ATAR
VictoriaVictorian Certificate of Education (VCE), ATAR, and Statement of Results
TasmaniaTasmanian Certificate of Education, ATAR, and Qualifications Certificate
Northern TerritoryNorthern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET), Record of Achievement, and Tertiary Entrance Statemnet including ATAR
ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

New Zealand: National Certificates of Educational Achievements (NCEA) Level 3 with University Entrance

Submit an official or certified copy of the Record of Achievement and School Results Summary showing NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance.

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

Japan: SAT, ACT Plus Writing or GCE Advanced Level

Submit an official score report of SAT, ACT Plus Writing, or GCE Advanced Level

Korea: College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)

Submit an official report of CSAT results issued in English.

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

    Submit an official report of HKDSE results issued in English, including four Core Subjects and two Elective Subjects (in Category A).
  • Those who have not taken Chinese Language will be required to submit 3 Elective Subjects
  • Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 or 2 can be used to meet the elective requirement.
    Applicants who will obtain the final results of HKDSE after the application submission deadline:
  • Request that your school issue your HKDSE predicted grades.
  • Admission decisions will be made based on your predicted grades of HKDSE and other application documents. However, acceptance will be conditional, and when ICU confirms your final HKDSE results, your admission decision will be finalized.
  • Arrange to have the testing institution send your final HKDSE result to ICU.

Indonesia: Ijazah SMA, DAFTAR NILAI & Sertifikat Hasil Ujian Nasional

Submit an official report of Ijazah SMA (High School Diploma) including DAFTAR NILAI (a list of scores) and Sertifikat Hasil Ujian Nasional (Certificate of National Examination Result).

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

Singapore: Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level & A-level

Submit an official report of Singapore/ Cambridge GCE O-level & A-level.

If your final results are not available at the time of application, submit to ICU all documents except the final results by the second application submission deadline. Your admission decision will be made after the final results are submitted.

Other Countries

The following educational certifications may be considered as the minimum required for consideration for undergraduate admissions. In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit additional examination results. Therefore, make sure to consult Admissions Center before applying.

ChinaChinese National University Entrance Examinations(統一考試)
IndiaAll India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE/Indian Certificate of Secondary Education awarded by CISCE, etc.
MalaysiaSTPM or UEC
MexicoBachillerato, and University entrance examination
RussiaAttestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary General Education), and the result of entrance examinations
PhilippinesFor those who graduated high school before 2017:
Second year completed at an accredited university + SAT, ACT Plus Writing or GCE A level
For those who graduate (or are expected to graduate) high school after 2018:
SAT, ACT Plus Writing or GCE A level

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